Bath-based progressive-metal three-piece Redshift have released their new single, ‘Entropy’ which will feature on their second album ‘Laws Of Entropy’, due for release April 28th 2023 via Pale Wizard Records.
Formed in 2017, influenced by the likes of Dream Theater, Rush, Opeth and Between The Buried And Me, Redshift released their debut album ‘Cataclysm’ in 2019. Tackling a mighty concept album for their debut might have seemed like a brave task, but it certainly paid off, receiving rave reviews from the likes of Distorted Sound Magazine, Uber Rock, Power Play Magazine and Metal Temple. Based around honour and love and depicting the story of a devastating apocalyptic event, Cataclysm was a bold, dark and adventurous debut record that pulled no punches.
Their upcoming second album Laws of Entropy follows closely in its footsteps; a concept album exploring the journey through life from birth to death.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, the band state: “Being a young man with the world at your feet, thinking you can live the life you want and then realising it’s not as easy and giving into the struggles and pressures of life, suffering a mental breakdown, eventually asking for help and then dying. Each song is a step in this journey. The 21 minute closer deals with all these themes from start to finish.”
Ahead of the album’s release comes its leading single ‘Entropy’ and accompanying music video, due for release April 14th. In much the same vein, Entropy is a song about the absurdity and the anxiety of an existential crisis.
“We can all experience this at some point in our lives and this was an expression of the emotional journey from my personal experience. The words and feelings put into the song come from a place of uncertainty about what I was doing, where I was going, why I had made certain choices, the ones that worked out and the ones that I regret. At the time I wrote the lyrics, I was stuck in a job I didn’t like, single, and hadn’t had a sense of direction as to where I was going. At some points, I could be annoyed with myself and then laugh at myself. Sometimes, I experienced much darker thoughts with the depression I was going through. I managed to see a counselor, which did help me get a better grip on things but at the same time made me feel more peculiar and a bit mad. The end result was Entropy, (nervous breakdown, the musical),” explains lyricist Liam Fear.
Check out the single, ‘Entropy’ below.